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Return To Work Reimbursement Program For Employers DWC-8 - Texas

Return To Work Reimbursement Program For Employers Form. This is a Texas form and can be used in Employer Workers Compensation .
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DWC008 Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers' Compensation Return-to-Work Services x MS-29 7551 Metro Center Drive, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78744-1645 (512) 804-5000 phone x (512) 804-4682 fax rtw.services@tdi.texas.gov Complete if known: DWC Claim # Carrier Claim # à Send completed form to this address Return-to-Work Reimbursement Program for Employers Application for (check one): I. INJURED EMPLOYEE INFORMATION 1. Injured Employee's Name (First, Middle, Last) 2. Social Security Number (last four digits) PREAUTHORIZATION REIMBURSEMENT ADVANCE xxx-xx3. Address (Street or PO Box, City State Zip) 4. Phone Number 5. Employee's Date of Injury 6. Actual/Expected Date of Return to Work II. EMPLOYER INFORMATION 7. Company Name 8. Federal Tax ID or Social Security Number 9. Mailing Address (Street or PO Box, City State Zip) 10. Employer Contact Name 11. Title 12. Contact's Phone # 13. Fax 14. E-mail Address III. EMPLOYER ELIGIBILITY 15. Number of employees during the preceding calendar year: Lowest Number of Employees 16. Workers' compensation insurance coverage: Current Carrier Carrier on the date of injury, if different Highest Number of Employees IV. RETURN-TO-WORK MODIFIED OR ALTERNATE DUTIES 17. Describe the employee's post-injury job or attach job description. Explain how the proposed modifications will facilitate the employee's return to work. In addition, a copy of the Work Status Report (DWC073) must be attached. DWC008 Rev. 04/10 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com Page 1 of 2 DWC008 V. ITEMIZED LIST OF ESTIMATED/ACTUAL COST OF PROPOSED WORKPLACE MODIFICATIONS 18. In the space below or in an attachment, itemize each of the estimated/actual costs of any of the following that your company will/has provide(d) to facilitate the injured employee's return to work. If necessary to describe the modification, attach sketches, diagrams, or other information. (1) Physical Modifications to the workplace or employee's workstation. (2) Equipment, Devices, Furniture, or Tools to enable the employee to perform modified or alternate duties. (3) Other Costs necessary to reasonably accommodate the employee's capabilities and doctor-identified restrictions. Itemized List of Proposed/Actual Modifications Estimated/Actual Cost 19. TOTAL ESTIMATED/ACTUAL COST OF MODIFICATIONS 20. AMOUNT REQUESTED x x x Documentation of all expenses, including receipts, must be provided to the Division with this application. Disbursements are contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. The maximum disbursement a single employer may receive is $ 5,000 annually. VI. EMPLOYER CERTIFICATION I hereby certify the following: (1) The injured employee returned to work or will return to work in a modified or alternate duty capacity as a result of the workplace modifications (2) The company was able or will be able to sustain the employment of the injured employee as a result of the workplace modifications. (3) None of the workplace modifications referenced in Part V. above have been made as of the date of this application. The modifications will be completed within six months or the advance will be repaid. (applies to application for advances only) (4) All information provided in this application is correct. I hereby authorize the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation to verify all information contained in this application, including on-site verification inspections. 21. Signature of Authorized Company Representative __________________________________________________ 22. Date VII. APPROVAL / DISAPPROVAL (For DWC Use Only) Approved Disapproved Signature Printed Name Date WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM? Employers in Texas may be eligible for reimbursement or an advance under the Return-to-Work Reimbursement Program for the cost of providing workplace modifications to facilitate an injured employee's return to modified or alternative work following an injury. Complete details regarding the Return-to-Work Reimbursement Program may be found at the following website: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/rtw/index.html An employer in Texas is eligible to apply for reimbursement or an advance under the Return-to-Work Reimbursement Program if: (a) the employer employs at least two but not more than 50 employees on each business day of the preceding calendar year; (b) the employer's workers' compensation insurance is currently in effect and was in effect on the date of the injury; and (c) the employer is not an agency of the State of Texas or a political subdivision of the state. It is a violation of the Workers' Compensation Act for an employer to willfully apply for or receive reimbursement or an advance under the Return-to-Work Reimbursement Program knowing that the employer is not eligible. It is also a violation for an employer to use a reimbursement or an advance for purposes other than those stated in the employer's application. IS ANY OF THE REQUESTED INFORMATION OPTIONAL? No, provide all of the requested information. An incomplete proposal/application will delay processing and may be rejected or returned for additional information. QUESTIONS? Please contact Return-to-Work Services at 512-804-5000 or e-mail: rtw.services@tdi.texas.gov NOTE: With few exceptions, upon your request, you are entitled to be informed about the information TDI-DWC collects about you; receive and review the information (Government Code, §§552.021 and 552.023); and have TDI-DWC correct information that is incorrect (Government Code, §559.004). DWC008 Rev. 04/10 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com Page 2 of 2
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